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Head of Leadership and HRM Department; Professor of International HRM, Northumbria University, Newcastle

Dr Stephen Teo is a Professor of International HRM and Head of Leadership and HRM Department, at Northumbria University. Prior to this, he was a Professor of Work and Performance and a VC Professorial Research Fellow at Edith Cowan University (ECU), Australia. Prior to this appointment, he was the Interim Director of the Global Business Innovation Research Platform at RMIT University. Stephen was the Director of the Centre for Work and Organisational Performance at ECU. He has published in leading refereed journals such as Human Resource Management (USA), Human Resource Management Journal, Journal of Vocational Behavior, the International Journal of Human Resource Management, International Business Review, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Work & Stress, Tourism Management, International Journal of Hospitality Management, and Public Management Review. His most recent projects examined the impact of workplace bullying on the well-being and performance of public sector employees in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the USA and Vietnam. He is currently undertaking research into workplace ill-treatments such as workplace bullying and incivility. He is a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute, Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Member of the US Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.


  • 2016–present
    Professor of Work and Performance, Edith Cowan University
  • 2015–2016
    Professor, RMIT


  • 2001 
    Queensland University of Technology , PhD

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, Australian Human Resources Institute
  • Chartered Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Research Areas

  • Industrial And Organisational Psychology (170107)
  • Business And Management (1503)
  • Public Administration (160509)